Services & Rates
Peaceful Hands Massage
There is no one-size-fits-all fix for pain and discomfort. Every person is different. That's why I feel strongly that each massage is specifically tailored to your unique self -- and your unique needs. I have studied and trained in effective and proven modalities that can be used -- in whole or in part -- and knitted together into a session that works best for you.
Each of my massages is a unique treatment that is tailored to my client's specific needs. Most often, my sessions are a blend of the wonderful and effective therapies that are described below.
I hand-blend my own natural oils to ensure that your body is nourished and nurtured throughout your treatment. I use natural 100% cotton flannel linens and I offer a heated table (upon request) for your comfort.
60-Minute Session: $65
90-Minute Session: $90
30-Minute Session: $45
(Add Hot Stones to a 60- or 90-Minute Session for an additional $10)
My Swedish Massage uses natural, hand-blended oils with an array of traditional massage therapy techniques to help ease pain, improve circulation, and promote stress-relief and relaxation.
Ayurvedic massage uses specially blended oils as part of an overall health maintenance massage. The body, mind, and spirit are addressed through specific massage strokes and focused work on areas that can hold tightness, stress, and pain. Ayurvedic massage techniques are incorporated in all of my massage sessions and help your massage to penetrate deeper and help provide a foundation to your continued good health.
Deep Tissue Massage
My Deep Tissue Massage uses focused attention and direct pressure to help relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Deep Tissue massage can be very deep, but should never be painful to receive. Some soreness may come after the treatment as the muscles release into a greater state of suppleness and freedom.
Myofascial release helps to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. By stretching and opening the fascia, tense muscles can have renewed freedom and painful adhesions can be released.
Hot Stone Therapy
My Hot Stones are a blend of ocean stones, river rocks, and basalt. Using my hand-blended, natural oils, I use these stones throughout your massage to warm and soothe the body and deepen your overall relaxation. My training is in Silla Abyanga, the ancient Ayurvedic form of stone healing. The result is a session that is both deeply relaxing and profoundly healing.
Thai massage is an energizing and refreshing practice. It's also called Thai Yoga massage, because I use my hands, knees, legs, and feet to help stretch and rejuvenate your muscles and joints using a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. A traditional Thai session is done on the floor, dressed as you would for a Yoga class. But, I also have adapted many of the best stretches and practices of a floor session into my table work. This allows you to benefit from Thai stretching as part of your regular massage. A full Thai massage session -- done Yoga-style on a mat -- can be scheduled as well and will help you release stress and relieve pain, and help you function more effectively at work and home. (Please contact me directly on scheduling and pricing for a full Thai Massage session.)
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. My training is through the prestigious Upledger Institute.
I am a Certified Reiki Master in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition. Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain. I also offer workshops and trainings for people wishing to learn the Reiki healing technique.
Ayurveda is the ancient medical science of Asia. As an Ayurvedic Health and Lifestyle Counselor, I work with you to diagnose your natural biologic "Dosha" makeup -- the energy of your physical and emotional body that makes you unique. Using that information, I offer you a personalized strategy -- comprised of diet, exercise, and lifestyle activities -- that best suit your biologic makeup and will help you best achieve your personal health goals. By playing to your own body's natural biology through your daily activities and diet, you can help maintain good health, better treat existing health conditions, and enjoy a more peaceful life.
Health and Lifestyle Counseling is not a substitute for appropriate medical treatment. Instead, my Counseling sessions focus on enhancing your life by offering suggestions and guidance on beneficial changes to your current lifestyle, based on your unique biologic and energetic makeup. My Ayurvedic Counseling Package includes two consultations (on-site or via phone/email) and a detailed written report that can help guide you toward a more nourishing diet, more effective exercise, more beneficial lifestyle choices ... and a healthier life. (Follow up sessions are also available.)